The Photography Reader: History and Theory by Liz Wells (University of Plymouth, UK)
Following on from its hugely successful first edition, The Photography Reader: History and Theory provides deeper insight into the critical discussions around photography - its production, its uses and its effects. Presenting both the historical ideas and the continuing theoretical debates within photography and photographic study, this second edition contains essays by photographers including Edward Weston and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and key thinkers such as Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag.
Along with its companion text - The Photography Cultures Reader: Representation, Agency and Identity - this is the most comprehensive introduction to photography and photographic criticism.
This new edition features:
* Over 50 additional photographs
* New essays from photographers and academics
* Revised introductions, setting ideas and debates in their historical and theoretical context
* Sections on Art photography, Documentary and Photomedia.
Includes essays by: Jan Baetens, Roland Barthes, Geoffrey Batchen, David Bate, Andre Bazin, Walter Benjamin, Lynn Berger, Matthew Biro, Osip Brik, Victor Burgin, Hubert Damisch, Edmundo Desnoes, Umberto Eco, Elizabeth Edwards, Steve Edwards, Andy Grundberg, Lisa Henderson, Estelle Jussim, Sarah Kember, Siegfried Kracauer, Rosalind Krauss, Martin Lister, Lev Manovich, Christian Metz, W. J. T. Mitchell, Tina Modotti, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Wright Morris, Darren Newbury, Daniel Palmer, Marjorie Perloff, Fred Ritchin, Martha Rosler, Steven Skopik, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Susan Sontag, Lucy Soutter, John Szarkowski, John Tagg, Hilde Van Gelder, Ian Walker, Liz Wells, Edward Weston, Peter Wollen.